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Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Smash and Grab Business Burglary.

At approximately 10:26 pm, on Monday, December 14, 2009, a white male subject broke the glass on the front door of Bridgers Truck and Stop, 549 Bridgers Avenue, Auburndale, and entered the store.

Once inside, the unknown suspect took an unknown number of Lottery tickets before fleeing.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall, and weighing approximately 165-175 pounds.  He was wearing jeans, a grey t-shirt, white tennis shoes, and had one “gardening” style glove on his right hand.  He had a large tattoo on his right outer forearm and one on his inner left forearm.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Don Carter at 863.297.1100, or 863.534.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 1/8/2010